Body Void are a band from San Francisco that plays a mixture of black, doom and sludge metal with touches of noise and this is a review of their 2017 album "Ruins" which will be released on January 31st as a joint effort between Crown & Throne Ltd and Dry Cough Records.
Atmospheric soundscapes start off the album along with the music going into a heavier doom metal direction a few seconds later and clean playing can also be heard at times and the vocals a re high pitched screams that mix black metal and sludge together and the riffs also bring in a small amount of melody at times.
All of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them along with all of the tracks being very long and epic in length and when the music speeds up elements of crust punk are added onto the recording along with with a small amount of blast beats and elements of noise are also utilized at times and one of the tracks also brings in a brief use of spoken word samples and when guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very dark yet melodic fashion.
Body Void plays a musical style that is mostly rooted in sludge and doom metal while also mixing in black metal vocals and elements of noise and crust punk to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very dark and heavy while the lyrics cover oppression, gender and science fiction themes.
In my opinion Body Void are a very great sounding mixture of black, doom and sludge metal with elements of noise and crust punk and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Erased" and "Ruins". 8 out of 10.